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Retreat by the Beach: Work Life Balance for Academic and Health Sciences Librarians

  • June 04, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Rogers Memorial Library
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  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member


Morning Program: "Shifting the Pace with Contemplative Practices: Library Instruction and the Research Process"

Presenter: Lisa Melendez, Professor of Library Services, Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman

Lisa Melendez has been an academic public services/instructional librarian for over 25 years. Several years ago, she began to think about and research how her studies and practice in yoga overlap with information literacy. This led her to attend the Summer Session on Contemplative Pedagogy at Smith College (2014), and from that point on she began to explore practical ways of incorporating mindfulness/contemplative practices into her work, both in the classroom as well as on committees.

She has presented at Transforming Higher Education, the annual conference sponsored by the Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (2016), and is an active participant in the Mindfulness for Librarians Facebook group which hosts virtual hangouts on related issues, practices, etc. Most recently, she published a chapter in Recipes for Mindfulness in your Library (2019). 

Afternoon Program: "Burnout and Wellness"

Presenter: Adam Gonzalez, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Health, Founding Director, Mind Body Clinical Research Center, Co-Director, SBU Consortium Training Programs in Psychology, Co-Director, Center for Disaster Health, Trauma & Resilience.

Morning refreshments and lunch are included with registration

This program is the first in a series, "Workplace Wellness for Librarians." While each program will focus on different aspects of librarianship, all are welcome to register for every program.

A certificate for 4 Professional Development Hours (.4 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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